When is a CCC issued?
A CCC is issued when a job is finished and Council is satisfied that the building and plumbing work under the consent complies with:
- the New Zealand Building Code at the time of issue of the building consent (for consents issued before 31 March 2005), or
- the building consent (for consents issued from 31 March 2005).
When you achieve compliance, it's recorded in any LIMs and building records for your property.
Before Council can issue a CCC we must carry out a final inspection of the building work.
How to apply for a final inspection
You can apply for a final inspection when:
- all building work is complete
- you've completed a CCC application form (PDF 490 kb), and
- you've collected all the required certificates and guarantees (a full list of the documents you need are listed on the building consent approval letter.
Once you've applied
Once your application has been processed, we'll contact you to confirm a time for the final inspection.
We'll use the results of this inspection to decide if we will issue a CCC. You'll be notified about this decision in writing.
We must make a decision to either issue or refuse to issue a CCC within 20 working days from the date your CCC application was made (unless it is suspended for further information).
If we need more information we'll issue a request for information (RFI) and the application will be suspended until we receive this information.
All outstanding fees must be paid before we can issue a CCC. These include:
- Any outstanding consenting or inspection fees
- Development or Reserve contributions
- Consultant fees
- MBIE or BRANZ levies
You can pay online, by credit card over the phone 04 570 6666 or at the front counter at 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt.
How to apply
Apply for a Code Compliance Certificate online
If we refuse to issue a CCC
We occasionally refuse to issue a CCC. This is usually because:
- information that we’ve asked for hasn’t been supplied;
- there’s not enough information to prove that the completed work complies with the New Zealand Building Consent and Building Code.
If this is the case we’ll write to you and explain why we’ve refused your application for CCC. Our letter will include an invoice for processing costs.
If you believe this decision is wrong you can ask the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment for a determination. Determinations are legally binding decisions on disputes or questions about the rules that apply to buildings. To find out more about determinations, go to MBIE website. Check the ‘previous determinations’ on the website – some of them might be about situations like yours. A determination can be appealed to the District Court.
Building Consent Authority (BCA) complaint
As a BCA, our Building team welcomes feedback from our customers. We want to hear from you if you feel dissatisfied with any part of our service related to building consent processing, inspection or issuing a CCC.
Communication should be directed to the Building and Quality Assurance Manager in the first instance.
To find out more read our information sheet on making a BCA complaint (PDF 92.3 KB)
If you are unhappy with a process or technical decision made by us about your building consent (and this matter can't be resolved) please refer the matter to MBIE for a determination.
Find more about Code Compliance Compliance Certificates at building.govt.nz